Chairman Kevin Terrell said the constitution included a provision for a board member to serve as vice-chairman should the chair be unable to attend a meeting. Terrell said that 2007 brought 7 new members to the board, a situation he described as “not good.”
Terrell said that the board needed a gradual turnover and that Judge/Executive Stan Humphries would re-appoint several members to stagger the duration of their terms.
Board Member Sonny Davis said, “For a lot of boards it takes two or three years to learn the ropes.”
The constitution mandates that the County Judge/Executive appoint an elected magistrate to serve as chairman.
Terrell said that the constitution, long-term plan and minutes from future board meetings would remain on file at the office of County Clerk Wanda Thomas.
Complex Director Jerry Radford reported that signups for the youth baseball program would continue through March 1, to allow the season to begin early.
Radford said that a woman from Dover, Tenn. asked to lease the Complex’ Pavilion to host a horse riding clinic. Radford said that she was affiliated with the Friends Riding Club and Fox Run Farms. He added that the clinic would be held for three Sundays and one Saturday.
Board Member Thelma Fowler said that attendees might need lavatory facilities and would need to rent the interior of the building.
Davis called riding clinics “one of the hottest things going” and said that organizers and instructors stood to make a sizable profit.
Terrell said that if they remained outdoors, they should pay $100, but if they rented the Convention Center, they should pay $250 and provide a deposit for cleaning and damages.
After an inquiry from Fowler, Radford added that he would check if the organizers of the clinic would provide liability insurance.
In other business, Radford said that youth soccer would remain at Lake Barkley State Resort Park for its spring season, but move to the Complex this fall. “They are running it like they have been. We’ll be ready by fall to get the fields leveled, and the grass planted.”
According to Radford, a proposed raccoon hunt remains on track for 2009. He said that he had not received a contract from the organizers of the event. The board agreed to charge $1,500 for organizers to use the Complex as a staging area for the four-day event.
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